Tag Archive | #ChildAbuse

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Recruiting More #MentalHealthWorkers Won’t Stop #Suicides. Preventing #ChildAbuse And Neglect Will

Two major reports on #mentalhealth and #suicide released this week suggest two very different solutions to preventing suicides. One, from the House of Representatives Select Committee on #MentalHealth and #SuicidePrevention, recommends putting more resources into the #mentalhealth workforce. This includes recruiting and training more #healthprofessionals. This might sound commendable, but I argue the evidence shows this is unlikely […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To Prepare For The Coming #MentalHealth #Pandemic

The psychological damage from disasters like #Covid-19 can last for years. Here’s what we should do now — including create a national, 3-digit #suicide hotline. The combined impact on the nation’s #mentalhealth is becoming rapidly apparent with national increases in suicidal thoughts, alcohol sales and a 1,000 percent increase in crisis hotline use. By NINA VASAN and MARISA […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthScreenings Can Help Prevent #Suicide During #COVID-19 #Pandemic

The National Center for Health Statistics reports in August, Hawaii had the second highest rate for #depression and #anxiety in the country at 40 percent, just behind Nevada with 40.4 percent.  The #coronavirus pandemic is like no other crisis Kristina Lum has seen before. “This #pandemic is affecting all aspects of life, whether it’s economic, […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Talking About #Suicide Is An Important First Step

Roberts, James R. MD #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Recognizing #ChildAbuse

#Childabuse refers to any emotional, sexual, or physical mistreatment or neglect by an adult in a role of responsibility toward someone who is under 18 years of age. It refers to any kind of action or failure to act that results in harm or possible harm for a #child. The adult may be a parent […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – How To Talk To Your #Child About #Suicide And #MentalHealth

by Allison Snell TRI-CITIES, Wash. — #Suicideprevention advocates explain it’s never too early to talk to children about #mentalhealth. Kimberly Starr lost her son to #suicide and now she works to advocate for other parents to have difficult discussions with loved ones. “Are you feeling so bad you are thinking about #suicide?” asked Starr. According to experts, […]

#JamesDonaldsononMentalHealth – Father Saves Son After #Suicide Attempt, Urges Parents to Watch for Signs of #Bullying, #Depression

PHOTO: The parents of a 12-year-old boy who attempted suicide are calling for an open discussion about youth suicide. (Supplied) A Queensland father who saved his young son from a #suicide attempt says he wants other parents to learn from his mistakes. Key points: A 12-year-old Queensland boy has narrowly survived a #suicide attempt His parents are […]

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